Skincare is so important. It took me a while to realise that it requires intentional effort rather than the daily cleanser and toner.
My skin has always been pretty average, with occassional acne here and there. However a couple of years ago, I noticed that it was a lot more dull than it usually is. So I decided to start paying more attention to the skin on my face to figure out what causes breakouts, where they appear more often and how I can deal with other issues like hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Skincare is fun but the products can be expensive. There has to be another way to figure this out right? You can’t give up and not do anything about it just because some products are out of your budget. There are also many amazing drugstore products that are very affordable but variety is the spice of life. One of the spices that is amazing for skincare is turmeric!
The sun in Nigeria is ruthless so it’s easy to get carried away and get patches on the skin that look like burnt plantain. That’s what started happening to me anyway. After finding out the benefits of turmeric, I fell in love with skincare. Not only does turmeric reduce hyperpigmentation, it clears acne, works as an antioxidant and fights skin irritation. The great thing about a turmeric mask is that everything needed is very accessible.
- 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 small aloe vera stem
- A fork and a makeup brush
*You can double up the portions for a bigger batch
Mix it all together with a fork until its combined.
Use a makeup brush to apply all over the face and neck. Leave on for 10-15 minutess. Rinse then wash your face with a cleanser.
I love the shine of glowy skin so I rub coconut oil all over my face after, leave for then rinse my face with just water after 5 mins; but this is optional.
Honey fights acne and has healing properties while aloe vera contains vitamin c, which is great for dealing with sun burns and brightening the skin. Another common way of making a tumeric mask is to mix it with plain yogurt.
It might take some time to start seeing the results but consistency is key. Tumeric masks are very affordable afterall, so it’s easy to make this a daily/weekly routine.
Skincare is a journey but you have to start from somewhere, right? Have you tried a turmeric mask before? Give this one a try and comment with your thoughts.